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Andrew Jackson. By Andrew Lindner. Andrew Jackson was born in 1761 in Waxhaw, South Carolina. He was Scottish and Irish. At age seventeen Jackson wanted to become attorney. Basics.

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andrew jackson

Andrew Jackson

By Andrew Lindner

basics

Andrew Jackson was born in 1761 in Waxhaw, South Carolina.

  • He was Scottish and Irish.
  • At age seventeen Jackson wanted to become attorney.
Basics
military

When he was 13, he and his brothers joined the local militia. They were captured by the British. Jackson was slashed by an officer for refusing to clean his boots. His brother died in jail just before his mother got them from a prisoner exchange. After that his mother went to be a nurse and died which left Jackson an orphan.

  • Due to slow communications no one heard about the Treaty of Ghent in New Orleans. So there was one more battle with Andrew Jackson as General. The U.S. win the last battle.
Military
campaign

Jackson’s wife died during his campaign.

  • Going for 7th president.
  • He was president from 1829-1837.
Campaign
quick facts

Andrew Jackson was the first president to pay off the national debt.

  • Robert Lawrence failed to assassinate Andrew Jackson.
  • He was the first U.S. President to represent the Democratic Party.
  • He exercised his veto power twelve times.
  • He was the first Governor of Florida.
  • He was the first person to serve as a U.S. Representative, Senator, and President.
Quick Facts
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